Senior Spotlight: Rinaldo Gagiano


By Taylor Perez

          The recruiting process for international athletes can be vastly different from that of what some experience in the U.S. For senior football player Rinaldo Gagiano (pictured above left) the recruiting process was similar to what some American athletes may experience. “I created a highlight reel from my time playing football in Australia,” said Gagiano, “I then sent that out to as many schools as I could.” After receiving many offers, he decided to make McPherson College his next home. This year, the football team is playing under new Head Coach, Jeremiah Fiscus. “The whole energy of the football program has been altered. Practices are now fun yet functional, coaches are approachable, and players want to be out there competing for spots,” added Gagiano. After graduation, Gagiano hopes to attain an internship or pursue his master’s in computer science here in the U.S.